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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of white people, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "You must accept them and accept them with" what?
(a) Clarity.
(b) Faith.
(c) Resentment.
(d) Love.

2. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to the condition of being lower in status or quality than others?
(a) Inferiority.
(b) Desolate.
(c) Complexity.
(d) Integrity.

3. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," " There is no reason for you to try to become like" what?
(a) "White people."
(b) "Your father."
(c) "Me."
(d) "Your ancestors."

4. What must one become "concerning destruction and death," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Tough and philosophical."
(b) "Bold and incisive."
(c) "Logical and honest."
(d) "Peaceful and analytical."

5. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?
(a) "Better than it has ever been."
(b) "A beacon of yesterday."
(c) "Great again."
(d) "What America must become."

6. Where did Homer live?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Rome.
(c) France.
(d) Greece.

7. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Sturdy, peasant stock."
(b) "Intelligent, handy stock."
(c) "Crafty and deceitful stock."
(d) "Elegant stock."

8. The author writes to the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "You come from a long line of" what?
(a) "Poets."
(b) "Slaves."
(c) "Teachers."
(d) "Carpenters."

9. How does the author describe his father's life in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Impressive.
(b) Ambitious.
(c) Bombastic.
(d) Terrible.

10. What did the Emancipation Proclamation proclaim?
(a) The right for women to vote.
(b) The end of segregation.
(c) The right for blacks to vote.
(d) The freedom of slaves.

11. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "We have not stopped trembling yet, but if we had not loved each other none of us would have" what?
(a) "Survived."
(b) "Made it to the North."
(c) "Left."
(d) "Achieved so much."

12. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "Let him laugh and I see" what?
(a) "A grain silo sitting at the edge of the desert for no reason."
(b) "A long and dark tunnel into the fear that hides behind his soul."
(c) "A field of flowers and a vase of daisies."
(d) "A cellar your father does not remember and a house he does not remember."

13. What does the author claim to act is to be in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Demanding.
(b) Impertinent.
(c) Complacent.
(d) Committed.

14. How does the author describe himself as a baby in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) He was a big baby.
(b) He was an angry baby.
(c) He was a temperamental baby.
(d) He was a small baby.

15. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to a seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated may proved to be true?
(a) Irony.
(b) Atonement.
(c) Malaprop.
(d) Paradox.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born where you were born, and faced the future that you faced because" of what?

2. What does the word "unassailable" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "This innocent country set you down" where?

4. Whom does the author claim "no one has ever accused her of being bitter" in "My Dungeon Shook"?

5. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," that "if you've loved anybody that long, first as an infant, then as a child, then as a man, you gain a strange perspective on" what?

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